Wednesday, July 9, 2014

MEANINGS UNFOLDED : ‘PAARKATHE’

The word ‘paarkathe’ has been associated more closely with a girl. More in the sense of bringing across romance, where either the hero or the heroine is singing to the other person bringing out a whole new level of ‘shyness’. In a way the word by itself enhances the romance between the couple.

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Wonderful songs have been penned keeping the word ‘paarkathe’ in focus. The recent entrant is ofcourse ‘paarkathe paarkathe’ from the movie Varuthapadaatha valibar sangam sung by Vijay Yesudas and A.V.pooja. The song alongside ‘Oodha colour ribbon’ was loved by all. Anothersong that strikes one’s mind when someone says ‘paarkathe’ is ofcourse ‘Paarkathe paarkathe panjakathe paarkathe’. This song which is from the movie Gentleman is a wonderful example. Composed by A.R.Rahman, this song is a wonderful listen. Infact the catchy rhythm is still talked upon by many.

The word ‘paarkathe’ when used along has its own significance and when used twice, the emphasis is more , the kind of pressure and impact it creates is different. In the song from Aaru for instance, the song ‘paarkathe ena paarkathe’, the words assume the tone of a confession type as well, or rather a note where the actor is romantically also trying to convey the actress should not leave him and go.

The word ‘paarkatha’ also brings forth a picture of something of great magnificence that is of utmost beauty, something that has never been witnessed before. One example to understand this connotation would be the song ‘Paarthen paarkatha azhagai’ from the movie Kettikaran.

The word by itself is beautiful and as our examples suggest the word offers various scope of interpretations as well.